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Your life sounds dreamy That is our current goal, for us to both be home the majority of the time. After we get some bills paid off he will go to part time or consulting and I'll take up a day or two a a week of work and we can spend as much time as possible together as a family.

I think we're also similar in how we don't look to crunchy from the outside. I should ahve put this in my previous post DH and I don't seem very crunchy when you meet us. Pretty normal/mainstream/straightlaced looking. However people I *totally* consider crunchy do way less "crunchy" things- they just look the part more.
Hey, I didn't say we were debt-free. : Ugh, that is always the hard part ey? And...my house is always a disaster! But we are together and ds gets to see us both all the time. We don't really live near any of our family either so it nice to have dh home most of the time. Now, I just need some IRL like-minded mama friends. Where the heck are they all?!
Oh, and my family knows the truth... and they think we are crunch freaks! :LOL
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This is so much fun! We have some smart mamas around here!

I'm currently a SAHM, but in reality I'm an artist. I have a degree in Patternmaking (as in clothing) and am (sometimes) working on another in Fine Arts - specifically Printmaking. I tend to collaborate the two into Fiber Art. I'm 24, getting to be very crunchy, kinda fat, and I carry fancy handbags - but only Kate Spade and Burberry. :

My Dh works for the NYC Housing Authority. Specifically he helps anyone classified as "emergency" get housing right away. Persons who are homeless, victims of domestic violence, victims of fire etc. He's 40, crunchy - but not as much as me, and does not contribute to my fancy handbag problem. Which is probably good. I have enough. :LOL
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I am a SAHM, with a degree in Speech & Hearing Science.
My husband, is a UPS driver, but he is currently activated for Operation Iraqi Freedom, and is going to Iraq shortly.

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Dh is a SAHD

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I used to be a fisheries biologist. I retired when dd was born. I am now a WAHM. I do the books, scheduling, etc for our business. We do ornamental ponds (dh was also a fisheries biologist), lighting, and sprinklers. I also sew!

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I am a SAHM but did have a counseling career for 9 yrs before coming home full-time. My husband is a theological librarian at a private Christian liberal arts university.
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I am, as of March 18th (the day my job was eliminated ) a SAHM and DH, who was a SAHD, is now back to work in advertising sales. I am 34 (35 in 5 days!) and DH is 49. We have a beautiful daughter Eliza through the miracle of IVF (invitro fertilization - in a nutshell it is an assisted reproductive technology for the infertile where they remove eggs from the mama and sperm from the papa and mix them together in a lab, then put the fertilized eggs, or embryos back in the mama's uterus a few days later) and are very much wanting another - we just went through an IVF cycle that failed. So, say a little prayer for us - this board is always SO d@mn fertile, LOL, and we could use some of that babydust around here .

Before I was a SAHM, I was an apparel designer (outerwear, like coats and jackets, mainly). I hope to be a WAHM of some sort soon, but I can't imagine how you mamas find the time.

I bf'd (well mainly PUMPED) till Eliza was 5 months old and my supply crashed -I would still be doing it if I could have, it was a nightmare altogether for us.
I delay some vax's
I wanted to cosleep but DH said no (he is not crunchy at all) and as it turns out everyone has always been happy in their own beds so I am not too sad
I recycle
I don't use disposable napkins, paper towels, mama pads, etc.
I use cloth grocery bags
I buy organic when I can
I always made my own babyfood
I investigate LOTS of crunchy options (mainly that I learn about here) and try to incorporate some in our life without driving DH nuts and making our lives too incovenient for us. Does that make sense?

We eat organic and fast food, Eliza has wooden and plastic toys, etc.

I wouldn't describe myself as AP - but no baby is more "attached" than my Eliza, IMHO.

I am a total Gymboree addict. Eliza has WAY too many clothes. I used to be a handbag addict (Coach mainly) but have moved on to baby clothes and oh yes, I lust after posh strollers and diaper bags as well.

I am fiscally conservative and socially liberal and so is DH although he is pretty happy watching FOX news and I am pretty happy listening to NPR. LOL

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I'm a SAHM (the hardest but most rewarding and by far the best job I've ever had!) my DH is a Electrical/Controls Engineer for an Automation Company. I'm 33 and DH is 32.

BC (before Connor) I worked as a pre-school teacher and then did some Accounts Payable work for a major insurance company. Once we were married I quit work to go back to school and get a certificate in Medical Transcription so I can someday be a WAHM. Right after I started school I found out I was pg, and still went to school until 3 weeks before Connor was born. Since then school has kind of been on hold. I'd go back now but we can't find affordable day care. We're currently trying for baby #2, so school will have to wait even longer. I sure miss it though.

I guess I'm crispy, I was kind of raised that way. The older I get the more I lean toward crunchy. DH wasn't even crispy before he met me but he is now! I've volunteered at a Nature Centre for 5 years now and in HS I was in a lot of Environmental groups. I do what I can to live naturally, but I still have my vices - like paper towels! :

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Arrggh! I had a post all typed out and lost it! I am a 43 (44 next week ) pediatrician who WOH. DH is 46, a CPA and a SAHD, though he currently is filling in at a firm doing some auditing while a friend recovers from bypass surgery. I don't consider myself very crunchy, though I have gotten more so with this baby. BFing till she decides to wean, CDing, slinging ( at least till she got too chunky for my back), on the other hand, I'm a big time shopper, don't cosleep (much) and am very provax (but I don't argue with those who aren't ). DH is very soggy but humors me on most things, gotta a SAHD who changes CDs when he just doesn't *get* it!
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what an interesting thread! i'll be reading through all the replies when i can but i wanted to throw this out there ~

for now i'm a full-time mama. i was majoring in microbiology but when i go back to school may be changing my major... was considering organic chem but now am thinking about art or even advertising + communications. i want something creative, where i can still make enough money for us to actually live decently for once. i'll have to see how i feel when i go back though. i'm also a struggling writer, but haven't really had anything outstanding published (at least yet).

my SO runs his own business out of our home ~ local ISP, building + fixing computers, and webhosting services.
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I'm 23, married and have one child. My DH is a firefighter/A-EMT and I became a full time SAHM on May 5th after I completed requirements for my bachelor's degree in Music and a certificate in Piano Pedagogy. I now teach piano privately in a studio in my home, I am a pianist for 2 churches on Sunday mornings and a pianist for a choir on Wednesday nights, I'm also a Musikgarten instructor, and most recently, a Pampered Chef kitchen consultant.

I have cd'd Ross since he was 18 mos. He's now 2 1/2. I breastfed for the first 3 mos. I don't think my milk ever fully came in thus I had a very low supply, Ross never latched on so I was exclusively pumping, and so we quit around 3 months. I have very strong feelings about bf'ing and would give anything in this world to bf a child again. I guess that's about as crunchy as I get! :LOL

We are currently TTC #2 and have been trying to for almost a year. We are scheduled for a fertility eval. in August and so hopefully we'll have a baby soon! We are also looking into adoption and would love to adopt a child one day.

That's me and my family in a nutshell!

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What a wonderful thread! I love reading all about my fellow CDing Mamas!

I've been a SAHM for the past 2 1/2 years. Prior to that I was a Computer Consultant and I also taught Microsoft courses for people trying to get certified as an MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer).
DH is a Project Manager. He'll be 36 next month and I'll be 34.

As far as "Crunchy" goes, we're crunchier than most people I know, but not as crunchy as some on this board!
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I think we're also similar in how we don't look to crunchy from the outside. I should ahve put this in my previous post DH and I don't seem very crunchy when you meet us. Pretty normal/mainstream/straightlaced looking. However people I *totally* consider crunchy do way less "crunchy" things- they just look the part more.
rainbow-that's us, too!
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Now I'm a SAHM, pre-kids I was working on an education degree and DH is a restaurant manager.
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Let's see, I'm 35 and a SaHM, and before my DS I had just gotten my license as a Registered Nurse. I was 6 months preggo when I graduated! :LOL (Struggled (and still do) with infertility and was thrilled to be pregnant at all!) I have taken a few classes here and there for my BS in nursing and eventually want to be a certified nurse midwife and a lactation consultant. I'm thinking of resuming classes in the fall part time.

DH is 40 and is the MIOS (read major computer geek) for his family owned plumbing and heating retail/wholesale supply business.

I am getting crunchier by the day it seems. With ds we co-slept, breastfed, did child led-weaning, and slinged, but used sposies and commercial baby food...

With this little miracle we are doing all of the above except I've discovered Beautiful Cloth Diapers, I'm making most of my own baby food, and we are doing baby signs! ds is fully vaxed and I am comfortable with that decision, dd had seizures after her 2nd dose of DTaP so we are currently withholding her shots. When we resume she will be selectively vaxed.
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I am a SAHM opening up a Graphic Design WAHM business with my Dad (Who is not a WAHM, lol)

DH works at AOL in the Retention Dept.
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Before becoming a SAHM, I was the executive assistant to the Pres/CEO of a company called Maptech, Inc. (www.Maptech.com). I loved the "working world", but prefer being a SAHM! If I don't homeschool (which I most likely will), I'll go back to work part time. I plan to take nursing classes in the near future.

DH is the Sous Chef at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. He is an AMAZING cook! I CANNOT cook, so I adore this quality in him!

ETA: I didn't read the rest of the thread and just replied. I'm 27, dh is 25 and we are pretty crunchy, but don't necessarily look the part. We met at a ski resort in Colorado where we were both bigtime snowboarders (man, I miss that life! :LOL). Living in the mountains makes you appreciate nature and want to preserve the earth. I am quite conservative and very religious (my dad is a minister). People find it weird that I'm conservative, crunchy and have a tattoo. :LOL
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I'm a computer tech w/ a BBA in MIS.

DH is a high school math teacher w/ a BA in Music Ed, working on his Master's in Math Ed.

Side jobs:
I do websites, bookkeeping, and occasional piano "stuff"
Dh does math tutoring and teaches private music lessons (saxophone, bassoon, and clarinet)

Oh, and today is my B-Day; I'm 28.
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I'm a RN in L&D and dh is a rabbi. Probably not many on this board of that demographic .
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I love this cool thread about everyone!

I am a wahm. * doing housecleaning/housesitting to stay home with ds*

Prior to ds I was a store manager.

I am a single mama. Ds has a deadbeat dad.

I am semi-crunchy. I like organic food/vegetarian but do eat junk at times. I cd, co-sleep and still bf. Use natural cleaners. Buy from wahm. Use mama cloth. I shop at the Gap. My life is good!

I wish I lived on a farm on Saltspring Island!

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I love this cool thread about everyone!

I am a wahm. * doing housecleaning/housesitting to stay home with ds*

Prior to ds I was a store manager.

I am a single mama. Ds has a deadbeat dad.

I am semi-crunchy. I like organic food/vegetarian but do eat junk at times. I cd, co-sleep and still bf. Use natural cleaners. Buy from wahm. Use mama cloth. I shop at the Gap. My life is good!

I wish I lived on a farm on Saltspring Island!

( : Summie - wet bread - you kill me)
I just stopped cleaning my parents house weekly (once biz picked up) just so I could stay at home too!
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This thread is great.I never realized their were other single mamas around.I always felt left out with all the threads about dh's and daddy friendly diapers.Now I don't feel so alone.

And Piffle my son's dad is a deadbeat too I wrote that in my original post but edited for fear that my bitterness showed through :LOL
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Me: I'm 25 and currently a WAHM to my two dd's. I used to work doing accounting from age 16-20 (Don't let the age fool you, I was good at my job ).

DH: Age 27. Works as an estimator and job supervisor for his family's tile/marble construction company. Occasionally he does installation, mostly for friends or on our own house. He's the third generation. One day he'll be the owner of the biz (but sometimes we secretly wish we could pull up roots and move away - just for some family independence. Sssh...) He also plays guitar, drums and piano. Sometimes he teaches music on the side, but it's hard to make the time. He likes to surf, too.

How crunchy are we? We co-sleep, selective/delay vax, BF (maybe EBF - how old does your kid have to be on order to qualify?), we both sling, we CD, i wear mama cloth/keeper, I'm veg (the girls almost are, DH is getting there but probably won't ever convert), have a natural mostly organic refrigerator and cleaning closet, and wear organic (but only if its cute). On the other hand, I drive a large SUV (isn't that a rule for construction wives?), shop upscale department stores and children boutiques, and I like my fancy strollers (Maclaren, Teutonia...) that i never use, plus I love expensive shoes.

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Hey, I didn't say we were debt-free. : Ugh, that is always the hard part ey? And...my house is always a disaster! But we are together and ds gets to see us both all the time. We don't really live near any of our family either so it nice to have dh home most of the time. Now, I just need some IRL like-minded mama friends. Where the heck are they all?!
Oh, and my family knows the truth... and they think we are crunch freaks! :LOL
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We aren't debt free at all- we really need to get there though. We were at one time but with graduation came student loans, he graduated right before 9/11 and his field froze so it took several months to find employment and I had a baby a few months prior so I wasn't working. Basically we survived on credit cards Once we get all caught up we'll see where the wind blows us
It's a shame to meet people you resonate with only to realize they live to dang far away! :
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